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Future First Criminal Law

Top-Rated Arizona Defense Lawyers Dedicated to DUI & Criminal Law

Top-Rated Arizona Defense Lawyers Dedicated to DUI and Criminal Law

Arizona DUI Lawyers

  • Top-Rated Arizona Lawyers Successfully Defending Clients throughout the Phoenix Metro Area - Maricopa County
  • With an extensive understanding of Maricopa County Courts, our dedicated DUI & Criminal Law Services are specifically tailored for our Phoenix Metro Area Clients
  • Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe
  • 30+ Years of Criminal Defense Experience
  • 3,500+ Arizona Charges Resolved
  • Custom Video Updates From Your Lawyer
  • Group Text With Legal Team 24/7
  • Free Phone Consultations
  • Reasonable Flat Fee Pricing
  • Payment Plans & Loans Available

Future First Criminal Law stands as a seasoned team of DUI lawyers in Arizona, ready to assist with DUI charges. Discover how our team can be instrumental in navigating through your legal challenges.

When pulled over by a police officer suspecting DUI, it’s crucial to be aware of your rights. Refusing participation in field sobriety tests, including eye tests, walk tests, and handheld breathalyzer tests, is within your rights. However, compliance with a blood test is mandatory if requested.

If faced with a DUI case, retaining your driving privileges and avoiding penalties demands strategic action. Engaging the services of an experienced DUI lawyer is the initial and vital step. Seasoned DUI lawyers, like those at Future First Criminal Law, offer the effective defense necessary for a favorable outcome.

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Arizona DUI Lawyers are Here to Help!

No one wants to find themselves in the dreaded situation of being pulled over by the police. However, if you’ve had a few drinks, this could be just the beginning of a nightmare that could haunt you for years to come. The state of Arizona has some of the strictest DUI laws in the nation, and even a first-time arrest can result in jail time and a lifelong criminal record. If you’ve been arrested for DUI in Phoenix put your trust in the hands of Future First Criminal Law. Our expert DUI Defense Lawyers will provide you with experienced, solid representation, ensuring your rights are protected and fighting for the best possible outcome in your case.

 

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DUI, an acronym widely used for ‘Driving Under the Influence,’ refers to operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeding the legal limit, set at .08% in Arizona.

If you’re arrested or charged with a DUI in the Phoenix area, it’s crucial to refrain from engaging with the police or investigators without first consulting a lawyer. Regardless of your circumstances, we’re here to assist. Whether you’re grappling with DUI charges or any other criminal allegations, Future First Criminal Law possesses the requisite experience to advocate for your rights.

 In building a DUI case against you, the prosecution must substantiate that your blood alcohol content (BAC) surpassed the legal limit and that you were in actual physical control of your vehicle during the arrest. The responsibility for gathering evidence to support your conviction lies with the police. Should the police commit errors or deviate from established protocols, a proficient defense lawyer can leverage these investigative lapses to undermine the case against you or potentially secure its dismissal.

Being charged and convicted of a DUI can exert a lasting influence on various facets of your life and future. It might affect your relationships, employment, driving privileges, and, fundamentally, your freedom. Collaborating with a lawyer on your DUI case is instrumental in maximizing your prospects of mitigating these life-altering impacts.

As seasoned DUI lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona, we possess the expertise to carefully scrutinize the charges against you, providing a clear and comprehensible explanation. We will delineate precisely what a DUI entails and articulate the potential implications of your charges if a conviction occurs.

Phoenix Office Locations

 

2999 N. 44th St. Suite 307 Phoenix, AZ 85018

8650 N. 35th Ave. Suite 110 Phoenix, AZ 85051

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Payment Plans and Loans Available

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Did You Know? There are more than 70 million people who have criminal records in the United States, and that number continues to increase. With a substantial portion of criminal defendants unable to afford a lawyer of their own, it is no surprise the United States has the largest prison population in the world.

With that in mind, any person facing criminal charges must have expert legal representation. Though the attorneys working in the public defender’s office are just as educated and capable as private lawyers, they lack one of the legal profession’s most valuable commodities: TIME. A public defender is typically bogged down with many criminal defense cases. Public defenders usually handle between 80 and 100 cases per week, many of them ending in rushed and unfair plea bargains. Hiring a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer can dramatically increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome in your case.

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Future First Criminal Law

Dedicated Experienced DUI Lawyers

At Future First Criminal Law, we provide strong DUI and Criminal defense representation, distinguishing ourselves as a top choice in the Phoenix area. Focusing on a limited number of clients allows us to offer personalized attention to each case, understanding its unique intricacies. Acknowledging the high stakes involved, our devoted team diligently develops strong defense strategies tailored to each client’s needs, ensuring effective representation in court. Our goal is to level the playing field in the criminal justice system and help individuals avoid incarceration by offering valuable legal insights and unwavering support throughout the legal process. Committed to empowering our clients, we help navigate the complexities of the legal system to achieve favorable outcomes.

Successfully Serving Clients Throughout the Phoenix Metro Area - Maricopa County

Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe

Stages of a DUI Investigation in Arizona

 

Reasonable Suspicion for the Stop

 

For a DUI investigation to be viable, the police must have a legally justifiable reason to stop you. Here are a few of the legally acceptable reasons to stop a suspected drunk driver:

  • The driver has committed a traffic violation
  • The driving pattern is consistent with intoxication
  • The vehicle was involved in an accident
  • The officer suspects the driver or vehicle was involved in an independent crime
  • The driver/vehicle was stopped at an authorized DUI checkpoint
  • The officer received a tip from a civilian that you are suspected of drunk driving

 

Physical Indicators in DUI Investigations

Most of us can recognize signs of drunkenness in others, but police officers must articulate these subtle tells in the charging documents. Like all law enforcement officers in the state of Arizona, police officers receive specific training in identifying drunken behavior. The arresting officer must be able to testify about the physical indicators that they witnessed during the arrest. These may include all or some of the following:

 

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Slurred speech
  • Emitting the odor of an alcoholic beverage
  • Unsteady stance or gait
  • Slurred speech
  • Red, flushed face
  • Aggressive or belligerent behavior

 

VOLUNTARY Roadside Exercises

Voluntary roadside exercises are just that—VOLUNTARY. A police officer cannot make an arrest based solely on a refusal. On the other hand, Arizona police officers often video-record their DUI investigations for courtroom presentation. Refusing roadside exercises may not keep you from being arrested, but it does prevent your poor performance from being played back for a jury if the case goes to trial.

While there have been several roadside exercises developed to detect drunk driving, police officers in the state of Arizona are trained to administer three: the walk and turn, the one-leg stand, and horizontal gaze nystagmus. Before the officers ask you to perform these tests, they should locate a flat, well-lit surface that’s safe from traffic and clear of debris. The officer should also demonstrate the exercises before asking you to do so.

Walk-and-Turn: The subject takes nine heel-to-toe steps, pivots, and takes nine steps back. The officer will be watching to see if the subject leaves gaps between steps, holds their arms out to the side to maintain balance, or makes a mistake on their count.

One-Leg-Stand: The subject will raise either foot six inches off of the ground and hold it while they count to 30, using a “one-one-thousand, two-one-thousand, three-one-thousand count.” The officer will watch to see if the subject drops their foot to the ground, holds their hands out to maintain balance, miscounts, or rushes their count.

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus: The subject will follow the tip of a pen or finger with their eyes. The test tracks the smooth pursuit of the eye. As the individual becomes more intoxicated, there is an involuntary flutter that occurs in the eyes. The officer will look at the bouncing of the eyes as they follow the tip of the pen.

 

Arizona Implied Consent Law

Arizona has an implied consent law, which means that in order to receive your driver’s license, you must agree to submit to a blood, breath, or urine BAC chemical test upon demand. If you refuse, your license will be suspended for the refusal, but you also face suspension if your chemical test BAC exceeds .08.

Alex

GoogleReview “⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 10 Stars first of all I want to say thanks to God for these great lawyers that help me in my DUI case I want to say thank you to Trevor for being 100% professional and their team of lawyers Andrea thank you Megan thank you. On the day of my court date I was really nervous but when I seen my lawyer Zach he was really professional give me good advise. I thought I was going to lose my job but Zach my lawyer help me reduce my jail sentence to less time I just want to say thank you for being so professional Zach great lawyer 100% I recommend him to anyone that needs help with their DUI cases and doesn’t matter what kind of DUI they will help you out a lot I will give them not only 10 Stars but a hundred more thank you future first criminal law I recommend them to anyone thank you.”

 

 

Dean

GoogleReview “Future First Criminal Law exceeded my expectations, on my first court appearance an old charge came up out of no where and the judge wasn’t going to let me leave. Ed got right on his phone and got it all cleared up! It is always best to have a private lawyer especially with criminal charges, the outcome will always be better and I highly recommend future first. Ed made a personal video breaking down my charges, the discovery, and my plea offer step by step. If you are questioning whether or not to get a lawyer, future first is the way to go 100%. You can’t put a price on freedom!! Thanks Ed!!!!

 

 

Taz

GoogleReview “They helped me tremendously, I had some extreme charges for my DUI and assault case, they got me the best deal I could get. 1 day jail time. Based on what I couldve spent. They have a great team, they communicate well with you an guide you thru your entire ordeal. Ed Robinson was my lawyer. I highly recommend them!!

 

 

Jesse

GoogleReview “Future First Criminal Law is an excellent firm. They helped me out with a case I had. They are friendly throughout the whole process. They are professional, thorough, and I would definitely recommend them to anybody who’s in need of their services. They also allowed me to set up payment plans which was greatly appreciated. Working with them took a lot of stress, and weight off the whole situation. I just recently had them help me with my set aside as well. Thank you Future First Criminal Law.”

 

Tyler

GoogleReview “Zach and his team were great! Right away after we spoke to Zach we felt a sense of relief from all of our worries and concerns. Being in a position to find an attorney isn’t always a fun thing to do. Thank you Zach and your entire firm for your constant updates and great communication. You never left us in the dark or wondering when we might have our questions answered. We will certainly refer your firm to anyone we know looking for your services. Thank you, for all your time and efforts for our case.”

 

Adam

GoogleReview “If I could rate Future First Crimal Law higher I would. After making the dumb mistake of getting a DUI they have been there for me every step of the way. There is nothing worse than going at this alone. You want someone in your corner during this stressful time and no one is better than Zach and his team there. They walk you through everything, keeps records of a what you need to do for the courts and sends it to them, and gets you the best case scenario sentence. Without them the consequences would’ve been much worse so very thankful to the team.”

 

Zat

GoogleReview “I am so grateful for the service I was given by all the Team of Future First Criminal Law and particularly Attorney ED Robinson, from the Day one of my appearances until the sentencing he was there encouraging me and the Defense he has taken on my behalf has made me more confident and all my stress and Depression was gone, I’m so thanks full for helping me in this terrible situation. I’ll be suggesting you to everyone in my situation. God Bless Future First Criminal Law; God Bless Attorney ED Robinson.

 

Should I Hire An Arizona DUI Defense Lawyer?

While facing a DUI charge in Arizona may initially seem straightforward, the complexities of the Arizona DUI law make hiring an Arizona DUI defense lawyer highly beneficial. 

As you can see below in our penalties chart, the complexities of the Arizona DUI law mean there are many layers to the charge and the subsequent penalties. Having an experienced lawyer can make navigating these layers much easier. The bottom line is – if you are facing a DUI charge in Arizona, you need an experienced Phoenix DUI defense lawyer. The DUI lawyers at Future First Criminal Law will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today for a free phone consultation.

Standard DUI

(BAC higher than .08%)

1st Offense

  • Jail Time Days: 1+
  • Home Detention Days: After 1 Day Served
  • License Suspension: 90 Days – 1 Year
  • Penalties and Fines: $1,500+
  • Ignition Interlock Device: 6 Months
  • Points on License: 8
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • Traffic Survival School
  • SR22 Insurance

2nd Offense

  • Jail Time Days: 6+
  • Home Detention Days: 24+
  • License Revocation: 1 Year
  • Penalties and Fines: $3,500+
  • Ignition Interlock Device: 1 Year
  • Community Service Hours: 30+
  • Points on License: 8
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • Traffic Survival School
  • SR22 Insurance

3rd Offense

  • Prison Time Days: 120+
  • Home Detention Days: Not Available
  • Supervised Probation: 5+ Years
  • License Revocation: 3 Years
  • Penalties and Fines: $5,000+
  • Ignition Interlock Device: 2 Years
  • Points on License: 8
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • Traffic Survival School
  • SR22 Insurance

Extreme DUI

(BAC higher than .15%)

1st Offense

  • Jail Time Days: 2+
  • Home Detention Days: 7+
  • License Suspension: 90 Days – 1 Year
  • Penalties and Fines: $3,000+
  • Ignition Interlock Device: 1 Year
  • Points on License: 8
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • Traffic Survival School
  • SR22 Insurance

2nd Offense

  • Jail Time Days: 24+
  • Home Detention Days: 36+
  • License Revocation: 1 Year
  • Penalties and Fines: $4,000+
  • Ignition Interlock Device: 1 Year+
  • Community Service Hours: 30+
  • Points on License: 8
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • Traffic Survival School
  • SR22 Insurance

3rd Offense

  • Prison Time Days: 120+
  • Home Detention Days: Not Available
  • Supervised Probation: 5+ Years
  • License Revocation: 3 Years
  • Penalties and Fines: $5,000+
  • Ignition Interlock Device: 2 Years
  • 8 Points on License
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • Traffic Survival School
  • SR22 Insurance

Super Extreme DUI

(BAC higher than .20%)

1st Offense

  • Jail Time Days: 3+
  • Home Detention Days: 11+
  • License Suspension: 90 Days – 1 Year
  • Penalties and Fines: $3,500+
  • Ignition Interlock Device: 1+ Years
  • Points on License: 8
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • Traffic Survival School
  • SR22 Insurance

2nd Offense

  • Jail Time Days: 36+
  • Home Detention Days: 54+
  • License Revocation: 1 Year
  • Penalties and Fines: $5,000+
  • Ignition Interlock Device: 2 Years
  • Community Service Hours: 30+
  • Points on License: 8
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • Traffic Survival School
  • SR22 Insurance

3rd Offense

  • Prison Time Days: 120+
  • Home Detention Days: Not Available
  • Supervised Probation: 5+ Years
  • License Revocation: 3 Years
  • Penalties and Fines: $5,000+
  • Ignition Interlock Device: 2 Years
  • Points on License: 8
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • Traffic Survival School
  • SR22 Insurance

Aggravated DUI Felony

(Class 4 & Class 6 Felony)

Penalties

  • Prison Time Days: 120+
  • Supervised Probation: 5+ Years
  • License Suspension/Revocation: 1-3 Years
  • Penalties and Fines: $5,000+
  • Ignition Interlock Device: 2 Years
  •  8 Points on License
  • Alcohol Screening and Counseling
  • Traffic Survival School
  • SR22 Insurance

Class 4 Felony

  • Driving on a Invalid License (Suspended, Revoked, Cancelled)
  • Driving Without Ignition Interlock When Required
  • Two+ DUI Convictions Within the Past Seven Years
  • Driving the Wrong Way

Class 6 Felony

  • Driving with a Minor 15 Years Old or Younger in the Vehicle

Ready to Hire An Arizona DUI Defense Lawyer? We’re Here For You!

The complexity of the Arizona DUI law make it evident an experienced lawyer can greatly simplify navigating these layers. If you have been charged with a DUI in Arizona, the stiff penalties you face can cause significant disruption to your life. You need an experienced Phoenix DUI Defense Lawyer to review your case and guide you in deciding your next steps. The DUI lawyers at Future First Criminal Law will work diligently to secure the best possible outcome for your case. Call us today for a free phone consultation.

Your Family, Your Reputation and Your Future Deserves Our Experienced Arizona DUI Lawyers. Don’t Hesitate Another Day. Contact Us Now!